Gooner Talk Archives for January 2009

Eduardo, Silvestre, Clichy, van Persie and Silvestre out of Portsmouth game and doubts for United midweek

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Ahead of Saturday's clash with Portsmouth Arsene Wenger has been hit with the news that he has even more injuries, Silvestre adds to his defensive woes whilst returning striker Eduardo has been again struck down with a groin problem that just does not seem to go away. Speaking earlier Wenger said: "For the weekend [.

Rewind: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Manchester United 1 - 0 Arsenal (Champions League Semi-Final - First Leg)

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Manchester United beat Arsenal 1-0 in the first-leg of their Champions League Semi-Final at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, with John O'Shea scoring the only goal of the match to give Sir Alex Ferguson's team the advantage going into the second-leg. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez all started in attack for United, [.

Match Preview: Manchester United V Arsenal - First Leg (Champions League Semi Final)

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The big game is here, Arsenal v Manchester United face-off in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight at the 'Theatre of Dreams', Old Trafford. The two sides have never met in the Champions League before and have only met the once this season, resulting in a 2-1 victory for an under [.

Exclusive: Arshavin’s agent dismisses jealousy talk as ‘Pulp fiction’

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Andrey Arshavin's agent has rubbished newspaper reports linking the Russian with a move away from Arsenal and also dismissed any form of 'jealousy' from Arshavin's team-mates towards him. Speaking exclusively to Gooner Talk, Dennis Lachter revealed that The Daily Mail took made-up quotes from a Russian news wire before publishing their own article earlier [.

Silvestre - Arsenal and United always defy critics

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Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre is of the opinion that the tough start to the season for the Gunners was just a phase in the long term development of the side, drawing comparisons to Manchester United with the way the Arsenal hierarchy kept faith in manager Arsene Wenger. Speaking after the Villarreal quarter [.

Toure - Man United could struggle

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Arsenal defender Kolo Toure believes that Manchester United are the team under pressure in this weeks semi-final at Old Trafford, whereas Arsenal, as underdogs, can relax and play their usual game. Aheaf of Wednesday's vital clash in Manchester, Toure has been speaking about the pressures, advantages and positives which have occured for the Gunners [.

Rewind: Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Talk-Arsenal is Gooner Talk’s official forum!

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Match day chat, latest transfer rumours and much, much more is on offer on Gooner Talk's new forum; Talk-Arsenal. The long-term partnership includes permanent link exchanges and other minor formalities. As the forum gets more and more active, competitions will be available for the lucky members for visitors of both sites.

Match Report: Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

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Arsenal went 20 games unbeaten in the Premier League thanks to a Cesc Fabregas brace against Middlesbrough. More to come...

Match Preview: Arsenal v Middlesbrough (Premier League)

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Middlesbrough's bid to escape from the bottom three in the Premier League is faced with a massive hurdle as Gareth Southgate's side visit 19-league-game-unbeaten Arsenal. The Gunners' form has been improving in recent weeks and the prize of Champions League glory means that they still have everything to play for.

Fourth place looks secured for Arsenal

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With Everton and Aston Villa both dropping vital points earlier this afternoon, is Arsenal's Champions League spot confirmed? Robinho scored one and created another as Manchester City's bid to finish seventh and secure Europa League qualification gathered pace at Everton. Bolton edged closer to Premier League survival after coming from behind to deny Aston Villa [.

Horton happy with FA verdict

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Gunners trio expected back for Boro

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Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, defender Johan Djourou and frontman Emmanuel Adebayor are all expected to return for Arsenal's league tie with Middlesbrough this Sunday. All three have been out of some important fixtures in the Gunners' fixture list, but have been pencilled in to start Sunday's fixture at the Emirates.

Rewind: Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal

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An unbelievable eight goal thriller - four of them coming from Andrey Arshavin - was witnessed at Anfield on Tuesday night. More to come...

Match Preview: Liverpool v Arsenal (Premier League)

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Having lost out to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi final at the weekend, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his young team have enough in the tank to possibly steal the title from the grasp of Manchester United. In the Premiership latest Wenger has suggested that his team are not prepared to [.

Massive changes expected for Liverpool game

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Arsene Wenger looks set to freshen up his depleted Arsenal side when they take on Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow evening. Wenger's side were heartbroken after their FA Cup dream was dashed by Chelsea's Didier Drogba, but now all focus returns to the Premier League and Champions League semi-final respectively.

Rewind: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Player Ratings: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

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Fabianski - 1 - It was Lukasz's 24th Birthday today. The Pole gave Chelsea two wonderful presents and secured their path to the final. Eboue - 4 - Attacking-wise Eboue was not bad at all. But when back in his own half defending Florent Malouda completely got the better of him. Toure - 6 - [...

Match Report: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

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Reaction to come as Drogba dents Arsenal's hopes of silverware once again.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Chelsea (The FA Cup)

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Two Cockney titans will pit their wits against each other in a couple of hours time. North London giants Arsenal take on West London minnows Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-fina at Wembley. Domestically, the Gunners are in 4th place of the Premier League table and are within 6 points of the Blues. Arsene Wenger's [.

Arsenal boosted by Liverpool’s Gerrard loss

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Arsene Wenger will be pleased to hear that Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of Tuesday's Premier League tie with both Arsenal and Liverpool. The influential Reds skipper had aggravated a thigh injury before the Champions League clash at Chelsea in midweek. A scan on the injury has since confirmed the strain has not [.

WIN 2 tickets to the FA Cup final!

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Setanta Sports have launched an online FA Cup fans channel where you can have your say and upload footage of your favourite goals, fouls and sending offs to share with all. You can also win 2 tickets to the FA Cup final at Wembley or a copy of PES 2009 for XBox or Playstation [...]

Diaby returns & PFA Shortlist is laughable

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Abou Diaby will return to the Arsenal side tomorrow evening against Villarreal and could prove a much-needed addition. The Frenchman looks set to bolster the Gunners midfield ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea - which is live on Setanta Sports. Arsenal's combative midfield star sustained a thigh injury while on international duty at the end [.

Could our season rest on the shoulders of Mikael Silvestre?

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When William Gallas was stretchered off against Villarreal Arsenal fans could feel reasonably assured that Johan Djourou was up for the job. However Djourou's injury against Wigan is giving fans sleepless nights ahead of our two most important games of the season. Little did fans realize in the fall when the Gunners purchased him that our [.

Gibbs continues in Gunners defence

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Highly-rated Kieran Gibbs will be handed another start when Arsenal take on Villarreal in the Champions League quarter final second leg later tonight. The makeshift left-back didn't put in a great performance during Saturday's Premier League rout at Wigan, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger remains adamant that experienced defender Mikael Silvestre's presence will calm Lambeth-born Gibbs' [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Villarreal (UEFA Champions League)

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Arsenal return home in the drivers' seat needing only a 0-0 draw against Villarreal to advance to the next stage of the UEFA Champions League. In the first leg match the Gunners were able to hold out for a 1-1 draw at El Madrigal. The side managed by Arsene Wenger were able to even the match [.

Match Report: Arsenal 3-0 Villarreal

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Arsenal progressed to the Semi-Finals with an emphatic 4-1 aggregate win, with goals from Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Adebayor and a spot-kick from Robin Van Persie putting Arsenal through to face Manchester United in the last four. In injury news, Bacary Sagna was sent home with an illness, but he should be back for Saturday's FA Cup [.

Rewind: Arsenal 3-0 Villarreal

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Clip: Hilarious Wenger ‘jig’

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Did you see Arsene Wenger's celebration when we bagged our second goal against Villarreal? I don't know about you, but I think the Frenchman needs some dancing lessons from Emmanuel Adebayor & co! Check out this hilarious GIF image from the game:

What’s your dream team for Wembley?

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Ahead of Saturday's mouthwatering FA Cup clash with South London minnows Chelsea, Gooner Talk want YOUR predicted teams for the Semi Final at Wembley. Kieran Gibbs and Bacary Sagna are both doubts, with the latter expected to recover in time while fellow defenders Clichy, Djourou are both ruled out.

Rewind: Arsenal 2-0 Manchester City

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van Persie pencilled in for Villarreal return

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Match Report: Arsenal 2-0 Manchester City

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Video: Aaron Ramsey shows off his skills

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Match Preview: Arsenal v Manchester City (Premier League)

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Internationals: Eduardo bags a goal, Poland hit San Marino for 10 more

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Illness forces Nasri to pull out of France squad

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Diarra and Nasri handed starting spots

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